Downtown’s Nassau Street

Old & New in Lower Manhattan

With Joe Svehlak

Before more of Nassau Street is lost to redevelopment, view this amazing collection of New York architecture on this popular tour with preservation activist Joe Svehlak, whose first job over 60 years ago was working for an engraver on Nassau Street. The half-mile of Nassau Street from the Brooklyn Bridge to Wall Street contains examples of every style of architecture from the Federal and Greek Revival periods, to International and Post-Modern skyscrapers. The busy Nassau Street corridor to the east of Broadway has several individual landmarks in a variety of Victorian and Neo-Classical styles. Many more of these 19th and 20th century buildings may be considered for landmarking as they are already listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some early works of noted New York architects are to be found here, along with some gems of cast iron architecture.

Saturday, June 1
11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

George Washington statue outside Federal Hall
Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Josh Hallett.